For almost 40 years, Fred’s Plumbing and Heating has been installing quality geothermal heating and cooling systems. It is the most efficient heating and cooling system on the market as it makes use of the consistent temperature of the earth to heat and cool your home. For every unit of electricity, four units of free energy are drawn from the earth, giving you a 500 percent energy rating. That means you could heat and cool your house for up to 80% less than you are now. How does this incredible system work? A system of pipes is looped in the outside soil with water running through them to the indoor unit. The direct contact of the water to the earth transfers heat to and from the piping at a much more efficient level than air to air transfer. In the winter, the water absorbs the heat of the earth and brings it into the house. In the summer, the water absorbs the heat of the house and puts it into the earth. With energy costs rising, geothermal heating and cooling just makes sense.